|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1999|
|Authors:||G. Fiorito, Gherardi F.|
This study examines the ability of Octopus vulgaris to prey on bivalve molluscs showing that octopuses exhibited the same behavioural pattern irrespective of the prey species. When the initial pulling method did not result efficient octopuses skipped to drilling accompanied by an increase in the handling time. A complete behavioural repertoire of O. vulgaris in handling bivalve preys is also given. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.